Eminent Domain Amendment Approved by N.C. House to Strengthen Property Rights

Raleigh, N.C. – A supermajority of the North Carolina House of Representatives approved a proposed constitutional amendment on Thursday that would strengthen private property rights against eminent domain land takings if approved by voters in 2022. House Bill 271 Eminent Domain is sponsored by Rep. Dennis Riddell (R-Alamance), Rep. Dean Arp (R-Union), Rep. Steve Tyson (R-Craven), and …

H.R.1, A Clear and Present Danger to State Election Sovereignty

The 2020 elections exposed improper practices, security failures, and suspicious decisions that have caused millions in the U.S. to question the legitimacy of the election's outcome. In the worst cases, we saw election laws being changed through litigation and by state officials with no constitutional power to do so.  Many legislatures across the country have …

Roy Cooper Has Amassed More Vetoes Than All Prior Governors Combined

In his first term, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed more legislation than all prior Governors combined. A grand total of 53 in his first term looms large over the 29 total vetoes of all former North Carolina Governors. In addition to the 53 vetoes from his first term, Governor Cooper has already blocked one bill early …

Democrats Pass Gun Control Bills in U.S. House, Send to Senate for Vote

Democrats in Congress wasted no time introducing a plethora of gun control legislation. The U.S. House Representatives passed two bills – H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 – that, if signed into law, would bring sweeping changes to the sale and purchasing of firearms in the U.S. Democrats claim that these new gun control laws will …

Biden Eyes Major Federal Tax Hike

There is ongoing conversation in Washington D.C. that President Joe Biden is planning the first major federal tax hike since 1993. An article from Bloomberg.com, published the following the alleged tax policy changes. Raising the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%Paring back tax preferences for so-called pass-through businesses, such as limited-liability companies or partnershipsRaising …

In-Person Learning Requirements Approved by North Carolina House of Representatives

The state House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Thursday to an agreement to reopen North Carolina classrooms for students, unanimously passing a measure that goes beyond the previously vetoed Senate Bill 37 to require elementary school classrooms offer in-person instruction full-time. Senate Bill 220 The Reopen Our Schools Act of 2021 requires Grades K-5 …

Representative Hall Introduces Bill to Restrict Power of Governor

Representative Hall has filed House Bill 264 "Emergency Powers Accountability Act" to strengthen the Emergency Management Act by requiring approval from Council of State for emergency actions taken by a Governor that apply to over two thirds of North Carolina counties. Through executive orders, Governor Cooper unilaterally crippled our economy by shutting down businesses without following …

General Assembly Passes Additional COVID-19 Funding

Raleigh, N.C. - Legislation to direct over $1.7 billion of Federal relief funds to North Carolina communities has been unanimously passed by the General Assembly.   House Bill 196 2021 COVID-19 Response & Relief Act directs over $600 million statewide for testing, tracing, and prevention needs. The bill further allocates over $100 million to K-12 public school …